building

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noun build·ing \ˈbil-diŋ\

Definition of building

  1. 1 :  a usually roofed and walled structure built for permanent use (as for a dwelling)

  2. 2 :  the art or business of assembling materials into a structure

Examples of building in a sentence

  1. My office is in that small brick building.

  2. We bought the land for building.

13th Century

First Known Use of building

13th century

Other Building Terms



BUILDING Defined for English Language Learners

building

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noun build·ing \ˈbil-diŋ\

Definition of building for English Language Learners

  • : a structure (such as a house, hospital, school, etc.) with a roof and walls that is used as a place for people to live, work, do activities, store things, etc.

  • : the act or process of making structures by putting together materials


BUILDING Defined for Kids

building

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noun build·ing \ˈbil-diŋ\

Definition of building for Students

  1. 1 :  a permanent structure built as a dwelling, shelter, or place for human activities or for storage <an office building>

  2. 2 :  the art, work, or business of assembling materials into a structure



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